SkyCity Adelaide has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate with all employees and patrons aged 18 and above required to be fully vaccinated as of Thursday 10 February 2022.
Individuals entering the casino, hotel Eos by SkyCity or any of the property’s bars and restaurants will need to show proof of vaccination or a medical exemption.
SkyCity Australia COO David Christian said the decision will ensure that SkyCity has in place the highest available levels of protection against COVID-19 for its people and customers.
“As one of Adelaide’s largest single site entertainment venues and as a significant employer, we need to take measures to help keep everyone safe,” Christian said.
“While we have existing robust health and safety measures in place to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, public health information and research confirms that COVID-19 vaccines provide the best protection for our employees and customers.
“SkyCity has been significantly impacted by the outbreak, and we have been encouraging our people to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity.
“We would like to thank our highly valued employees and customers for their understanding.”
SkyCity Adelaide is currently operating at a limited capacity of one person per four square meters as South Australia – like much of the country – battles an outbreak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The vaccine mandate will cover all employees, customers, hotel guests, contractors and visitors and comes more than two months after SkyCity Entertainment Group implemented a similar policy at its New Zealand venues.
Australia’s Crown Resorts also announced a vaccine mandate in September.